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ENT 160 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (2 CR)

Students will understand the role of entrepreneurial businesses in the United States and the impact on our local, regional, national and global economy. The student will evaluate the skills and commitment necessary to successfully operate an entrepreneurial venture. Additionally the student will review the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship as a career choice as well as entrance strategies to accomplish such a choice.

ENT 161 Investigating Business Ideas (2 CR)

The student will assess his/her personal readiness for an entrepreneurial venture(s) by evaluating their skills, experience and academic preparation. The student will assess the current economic, social and political climate for their entrepreneurial idea(s). Additionally, the student will be able to analyze and determine whether or not their business concept fits or doesn’t fit into the current business environment.

ENT 169 Business Plan (3 CR)

The student will be able to evaluate their business concept and write a sound business plan for their entrepreneurial venture. In the process of doing so, the student will be able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a business concept; collect and organize market research data into a marketing plan; and prepare the financial projects for their business venture. In addition, students will be able to identify and evaluate various resources available for funding the entrepreneurial venture. To be successful in this course basic computer skills are required.

Prerequisites: CIS 101, ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MTH 098*

*You may meet this prerequisite based on your course placement, ACT score or successful college coursework. Visit our web site for current assessment options and requirements.